27 July 2012>
BBC One Show presenter Alex Jones and Only Men Aloud conductor Tim Rhys-Evans will co-present a magical evening of music at this year's BBC Proms in the Park, in Caerphilly's Owain Glyndwr Playing Fields, on Saturday 8 September 2012 at 7.45pm.
Ammanford born presenter Alex Jones joined The One Show in 2010 and has become a mainstay on the channel, presenting Eurovision results and taking part in the BBC One series Strictly Come Dancing in 2011. Joining Alex on stage is Tim Rhys-Evans, the conductor who led youth choir Only Boys Aloud to the final of ITV1's Britain's Got Talent in 2012.
Performing a selection of operatic favourites and popular classics will be two of Wales' most popular singing sensations - soprano and Radio 3 presenter Elin Manahan Thomas and tenor Wynne Evans.
They will also lead the audience in sing-along performances of songs including Sosban Fach, We'll Keep a Welcome and Cwm Rhondda, accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. The Orchestra, under the wand of Tecwyn Evans, will be performing a variety of magical music throughout the evening - including music from Harry Potter; and the BBC One drama Merlin, made by BBC Cymru Wales.
Fifteen-year-old cellist Laura van der Heijden, winner of BBC Young Musician 2012, will be joining the Orchestra on stage following her recent victory, and will perform the second movement from Elgar's Cello Concerto.
Bringing the summer festivities to a close, with classical music and fireworks, families and music lovers are invited to bring picnics and flags and to join in with this magical Prom presented by BBC Cymru Wales, supported by Caerphilly County Borough Council.
Tickets can be bought in advance for £10 (with children 12 and under free), and can be booked through the Blackwood Miners Institute (01495 227206 / www.blackwoodminersinstitute.com); the BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line (03700 10 10 51); or in person through the 'Visit Caerphilly' centre. Tickets are also available on the day for £12.
Fans of the Proms can also capture the atmosphere from the comfort of their own home, with live coverage from Owain Glyndwr Playing Fields on BBC Radio Wales, or online via bbc.co.uk/radiowales.
To keep up to date with the event developments including ticket news, visit bbc.co.uk/promsinthepark
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